Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Comprehensive Guide for AS/ALevel (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • AQA A
  • AQA B
  • Edexcel

Trace the tragic story of Tess Durbeyfield, a woman betrayed by the callousness of Victorian society and the men who governed it. Detailed analysis and a vast bank of questions will engage students and amplify understanding of this Hardy classic.

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

Engage your students! Throughout:
  • tasks to develop students’ personal responses
  • key quotations
  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

What do teachers say about this resource? (7407)

The later sections on contextual analysis give a nice overview, which is useful for students. I also liked the section on applying literary approaches.

M Bowes, Teacher & Peer Reviewer